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Qualcomm Staff level Accountant with experience of Swedish regulations, Qualcomm, Cambridge, UK (Open) in Cambridge, United Kingdom


Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Finance & Accounting Group, Finance & Accounting Group > Accounting

Where you will be working

Cambridge, located in the East of England, 50 miles north of London, is a unique and beautiful city, renowned for its world-class university and the thriving cluster of high technology businesses that have grown up around it. Cambridge is well served by road and rail links, and is within easy distance of the major London airports

About Us

At our Cambridge site we are focused on pioneering IoT and automotive technologies, with engineering areas of excellence including, Analogue and Digital Design, Voice and Music (Hardware, Software, OEM Support, Innovation).

Cambridge is our largest office in the UK, with more than 600 team members including engineers, business strategists and support staff.

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

Giving Back

Employees in Cambridge have a strong sense of community. We are encouraged through the philanthropic endeavours of the Qualcomm Foundation to support causes that matter to us.

What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Employee stock purchase scheme

  • Matching pension scheme

  • Education Assistance

  • Relocation and immigration support

  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Bicycle purchase scheme

  • Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

About the role

The primary focus of the role is to support a subset of European legal entities within the Europe Satellite Accounting team to meet local and statutory compliance requirements in the region (with a primary focus being our legal entity in Sweden):

  • to validate and sign off on month end accounts as prepared by Qualcomm’s Global Accounting Operations Centre (located in Hyderabad) in accordance with US GAAP

  • to produce local GAAP statutory accounts compliant with local reporting obligations including filing of local accounts and managing statutory audits (or work with local service providers to generate local GAAP statutory accounts, where applicable)

  • to support local corporate tax compliance, accounting and reporting (includes corporation tax, VAT, accounting for payroll taxes, import/export compliance)

  • to provide finance support to the entities officers and employees

Detailed Job Description

(1) Monthly Accounting Close Review and Sign-Off responsibilities for the Entities they are responsible for

(2) Local Statutory Accounts

  • Ensure that local legal entity statutory accounts are prepared in accordance with local GAAP and that they are filed on time to the appropriate authorities

  • If required under local laws, statutory audits are managed efficiently, a clean audit report is given by PWC, and that audited accounts are filed on time to the appropriate authorities.

  • Detailed reconciliations between the US GAAP management accounts and the final local GAAP statutory accounts showing all reconciling items will need to be prepared, reviewed and maintained going forward.

  • Close collaboration will be required between the Satellite accountant and our local in-country accounting service providers as well as with our PWC auditors (if an audit is required).

(3) Local Corporate Income Tax, Value Added Tax, Payroll & Income Tax, Import Export Compliance

  • Ensure that all local VAT and Corporate Income Tax reporting, compliance, tax payments and tax return obligations are met on time and Manage any Corporation Tax or VAT enquiries or audits from local authorities in conjunction with Qualcomm taxation specialists and local tax advisers;

  • Support of local Payroll / Income taxes compliance.


Candidates should be a qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA or equivalent) with excellent pass rates and hold a degree ideally in Accounting, Business, Mathematics, Science or Engineering.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised individual, with the ability to manage their own workload in addition to indirectly managing Qualcomm resources in remote locations. The role will require extensive collaboration with external accounting service providers and auditors.

The role would suit someone from industry who is looking for experience of working in an outsourced model, or someone trained in practice looking for a move into industry.

The candidate will also need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Microsoft Office Skills, in particular intermediate level Excel skills

Preferred Background

  • Practical experience of working in Sweden and Swedish statutory accounting and tax compliance obligations

  • Language skills – Swedish language proficiency desired

  • Experience working in an international technology business

  • Experience using Oracle or similar ERP system

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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